Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
This unit provides orientaton in the essential grammar of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and the framework and processes of BIM-based design techniques. It aims to foster understanding of the integration and organisation of cross-disciplinary design content in BIM environments, covering core knowledge in project databases, family creation, object libraries, naming conventions, classification codes, shared parameters and export files. Students obtain grounding in the underpinning logic of authoring tools, developing skills driving current software such as Tekla, AutoCad and Revit on multiple platforms to complete the design of a simple, small-scale building.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analyse the interaction between spatial relationships, time and cost in a building's design phase; (2) competently navigate BIM software interface; (3) discern limitations and opportunities of BIM representations; and (4) demonstrate proficiency using a digital vocabulary in collaborative BIM environments.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment 1 - digitally-based drawing set and (2) assignment 2 - digitally-based drawing set. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicholas Kletnieks
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Students must be enrolled in 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework) or 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or Master of Architecture or Graduate Diploma in Building Information Modelling (Online) (25360)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors or BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online or BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo or BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
Contact hours
3 hours per week.
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